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Can levothyroxine cause anxiety?

Can levothyroxine cause anxiety?

Possibly: Levothyroxine can possibly cause anxiety if it is taken for the wrong reason or if the dose is too high. See your doctor and get your labwork checked on a regular basis to make sure your dose is correct. ...Read more

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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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I'm on levothyroxine 25 mcg I was on 50 but my blood pressure goes up and down is it medicated related? Or my anxiety? Today is 126/93 pulse 79

I'm on levothyroxine 25 mcg I was on 50 but my blood pressure goes up and down is it medicated related? Or my anxiety? Today is 126/93 pulse 79

Probably not: Any time you feel you may be having side effects you need to see your doctor. 25 mcg of levothyroxine is a very low dose and should not effect bp. Your doctor is probably monitoring the dose by checking your TSH level. Also be aware that some thyroid tests are reported as high when they are not really if you are taking estrogen or bcp. At 22 diastolic of 93 is high and needs evaluaion. ...Read more

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My pcp gave me levothyroxine 50mg. He felt my neck. I didn't have any energy felt cold anxiety and felt weak all time. Will this med help with that.?

My pcp gave me levothyroxine 50mg. He felt my neck. I didn't have any energy felt cold anxiety and felt weak all time. Will this med help with that.?

Levothyroxine: Levothyroxine is prescribed for hypothyroidism which is an underactive thyroid. Many of the symptoms you described fit this diagnosis. It is likely that you will see improvement; please be sure to notify your prescribing provider of any changes or complications. Be Well. ...Read more

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I've been on 75mcg of levothyroxine 6 days total now. I'm having heart fluttering and anxiety. Can I stop taking until my doc is back from vacation?

I've been on 75mcg of levothyroxine 6 days total now. I'm having heart fluttering and anxiety. Can I stop taking until my doc is back from vacation?

Yes!: If you've never been on thyroid replacement before, it's entirely possible that starting on that dose could cause palpitations in susceptible people. In such cases, it's recommended that you start at 25, then 50, then 75 with at least 1-2 weeks between dose changes. I'd stop for now and talk further with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can Beaus lines be caused by any of the following? Thanks Stress/anxiety Omeprazole Hashimotos Levothyroxine Multivitamins

Can Beaus lines be caused by any of the following? Thanks Stress/anxiety Omeprazole Hashimotos Levothyroxine Multivitamins

Or just happen: Most "stress" is actually good -- I need some "stress" to kick me into action so I can be productive and ultimately useful and fulfilled. Very often, "Beau's lines" just happen for no reason whatever. I'm glad you're managing your Hashimoto's, and I just wish everybody were as good an observer of their health as you are. ...Read more

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I've been prescribed levothyroxine. But it gives me bad anxiety, panic attacks, palpitations. Could my heart be bad? What can I do about anxiety?

I've been prescribed levothyroxine. But it gives me bad anxiety, panic attacks, palpitations. Could my heart be bad? What can I do about anxiety?

Have thyroid retest: Your thyroid should be retested in case the dose is too high. Your heart is likely fine, but talk to your doctor about your concerns. There are different forms of thyroid as well. Your dr should know how to treat anxiety. See a psychologist for therapy and a psychiatrist if your own doctor prefers to refer you for medication. Get good sleep, exercise reasonably, keep a healthy diet and consider yoga, meditation, and or acupuncture as alternatives. ...Read more

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Is 20mg prozac (fluoxetine) safe during pregnancy? Not pregnant yet, but maybe in the future. ITP, hypothyroidism, anxiety. On 50mcg levothyroxine and 20mg prozac (fluoxetine)

Is 20mg prozac (fluoxetine) safe during pregnancy? Not pregnant yet, but maybe in the future. ITP, hypothyroidism, anxiety. On 50mcg levothyroxine and 20mg prozac (fluoxetine)

Category C: Risk can't be ruled out but pretty low-- it's been around longer than all the other Ssris & no major problems noted--most ons in our area okay it the pts I've followed were ok through their pregnancies ...Read more

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I have been on 100mcg of levothyroxine for 3 weeks now. Last few days I have been feeling anxious and seeing spots. When will I feel normal?

It depends: Were you recently started on levothyroxine or did you increase your dose?

Generally, levothyroxine takes 4-6 weeks to have effects. If you are feeling anxious and seeing spots it would be best to call the physician who prescribed this medicine to receive further direction. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between anxiety induced chest pains and non anxiety induced pains?

How can I tell the difference between anxiety induced chest pains and non anxiety induced pains?

Chest Pain: Chest pain is one of the most common anxiety symptoms that cause further anxiety and perpetuation of anxiety. At 27, it is highly unlikely that your chest pain is anything other than muscle spasm from your anxiety. However a doc can confirm that. Cardiac chest pain (angina) rarely lasts more than 10 minutes. It is pressure-like, can radiate to arm/throat and usually associated with exertion. ...Read more

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How do I stop severe anxiety induced nausea?

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How do I stop severe anxiety induced nausea?

Treat the anxiety: Got to treat the anxiety, it must be quite severe to induce nausea. Focusing on nausea will not be satisfactory. On the other hand, when anxiety is less, nausea will be less. Being strategic is important in treatment planning. Talk to your psychiatrist and agree on a strategy. ...Read more

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If Drs R right & my sympt R anxiety induced, worsening my Med probs, is it true being I don't wake up at night with it? Starts when I get up in am!

If Drs R right & my sympt R anxiety induced, worsening my Med probs, is it true being I don't wake up at night with it? Starts when I get up in am!

This question is a: Little vague. Do you have an anxiety disorder? What are "worsening Med problems? " What meds are you on? Any for anxiety or for what other conditions (anxiety is a side effect of many meds...)? What symptoms do you have in the morning that you didn't have at night? See a MD and then a psychologist. ...Read more

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Sometimes my chest will hurt so bad I feel like I can't breathe, how can I tell if this is anxiety induced or costochondritis, something I've had befo?

Sometimes my chest will hurt so bad I feel like I can't breathe, how can I tell if this is anxiety induced or costochondritis, something I've had befo?

Go see a doctor: Only a thorough medical exam, consisting of a thorough history of symptoms, complete physical exam and possibly additional lab and/or imaging tests with a competent physician can determine the precise cause of your symptoms of chest pain. ...Read more

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Lunesta (eszopiclone) does not help with my anxiety induced isomnia, I have suffered from insomnia due to anxiety since Childhood And Don't Know What Works best?

Here's some help: Anxiety is part of your personality. For this to get better you have to change your mental attitude towards your home & work life and your relationships. Adopt a Attitude of 'wait to worry'...not get anxious unless the problems are real, then handle them one at a time. Rest can wait till tomorrow. Relaxation activities like a daily morning walk and Yoga/meditation can help. Tranquilizers can help. ...Read more

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Is St. Johns wort safe to take for mild anxiety? I have anxiety induced high blood pressure occasionally, will St. Johns make it worse?

No.: St John"s Wort is used for depression not for anxiety although anxiety may accompany depression. It is best to consult your doctor before using any OTC or even herbal medicine for your anxiety and depression because contrary to what some people think, OTC and herbal remedies can have severe side-effects. ...Read more

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Twitching on upper right scalp (like being flicked in the head) followed by pass out feeling. Scared its serious. Anxiety induced? Symptom of problem?

See a physician: Anxiety can cause the body to do many different things. Since you feel like passing out and are scared it is serious please see a physician to see if it is serious and needs to be taken care of. If it is anxiety induced then see a therapist to get better coping skills. At least you won't be afraid you could be dying. What an awful thing to live with. You can feel better. ...Read more

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Opinion of Beta Blockers (Tenormin) for regression of anxiety induced hypertension mild LVH?

Opinion of Beta Blockers (Tenormin) for regression of anxiety induced hypertension mild LVH?

It sounds like: A good choice, as your doctor evidently did also. Give it a try for a few months, I think it is a good idea. ...Read more

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I have emetophobia, and GAD. My anxiety makes me so nauseated which makes me panic. Will zofran (ondansetron) relieve anxiety induced nausea?

No.: Zofran (ondansetron) is NOT a good solution for anxiety. Zofran (ondansetron) is great for nausea for most cases. However, you should consider seeing your doc regarding anti-anxiety meds. ...Read more

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What's better for anxiety-induced insomnia (mind racing at night) - ssri's or benzodiazepines? Or other? Which class is addicting and least addicting?

What's better for anxiety-induced insomnia (mind racing at night) - ssri's or benzodiazepines? Or other? Which class is addicting and least addicting?

Both can be used: Ssris are used for the long term management of anxiety and panic attacks and the benzodiazepines are used for immediate, short acting relief of insomnia, panic attacks and the general discomfort that anxiety creates. Ssris are not addictive. The benzodiazepines, xanax, (alprazolam) ativan, klonopin, valium and others, have potential for addiction. Used in combination with ssris and only as needed, are safe. ...Read more

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Can anxiety-induced wheezing be treated with asthma inhalers? I've had wheezing for months and my doc thinks it's my anxiety, but inhalers works on it

Can anxiety-induced wheezing be treated with asthma inhalers? I've had wheezing for months and my doc thinks it's my anxiety, but inhalers works on it

Of course it can: Bronchospasm- wheezing, tight chest, cough, can have a number of triggers: allergies, windy weather, colds, and anxiety is one of them. Inhalers can be helpful with this condition, no matter what the cause. If it happens frequently you may want to see a pulmonary specialist or allergist to see if there might be other triggers than anxiety ...Read more

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How common is myocarditis? How can you tell between genuine heart trouble and anxiety induced palpitations and fatigue by yourself?

Don't try. Untreated: Significant chronic antenatal anxiety exposes a fetus to high cortisol levels that can affect fetal brain development, with long-lasting effects on stress-related behavior, emotions & cognitive abilities. Seek referrals from your OB to a psychologist for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy & to a psychiatrist, as fetal exposure to anti-anxiety meds may be less of a risk than remaining untreated. ...Read more

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Dr rxed cephalexin 500mg, 3x a day for 10 days for infected wound. I also take Zofran regularly for anxiety induced nausea. Do these meds interact?

Dr rxed cephalexin 500mg, 3x a day for 10 days for infected wound. I also take Zofran regularly for anxiety induced nausea. Do these meds interact?

No interaction: Take both drugs as directed. There is no interaction between them. If any doubt remains, contact the doctor (s) who prescribed them. FYI, if you google "drug interactions" you'll find several websites that check for interactions between any drugs that exist. One of them (which I just used to answer your question) is at http://www. Webmd. Com/interaction-checker/default. Htm ...Read more

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What are the best ways to treat anxiety induced white coat hypertension: blood pressure pills, anxiety meds, therapy???

What are the best ways to treat anxiety induced white coat hypertension: blood pressure pills, anxiety meds, therapy???

CBT: If the ONLY time you have HTN is in doc's office, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is advised and is often short term. ...Read more

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Hi doc has put me on levothyrozine 50mg and I am worried as I heard this med can cause palpitations and anxiety. Don't want to take if this will happen?

Monitor: Your thyroid levels. The side effects will occur if your levels become too high. You should feel better with your thyroid levels normal. Just keep monitoring them ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid
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Thyroxine (Definition)

Thyroxine is a thyroid agent. ...Read more


Levothyroxine (Definition)

Of the hormone produced by one's own ...Read more